Baked Goat Cheese Dip
This baked goat cheese dip is made with just 4 ingredients! This creamy dip is perfect to serve with a toasted baguette for dipping.
Are you ready for one of the easiest appetizers of all time? I laughed at how simple this was. At first, I felt a little silly for posting such a simple recipe, but I know you all love easy recipes as much as I do! This recipe is perfect when you’re having friends over and you want to spend more time catching up and less time preparing food.
Goat Cheese Dip Ingredients
- Goat Cheese– Obviously you can’t make goat cheese dip without it! Look for a plain log of goat cheese without added flavors or herbs.
- Marinara Sauce– I like Rao’s Tomato Basil which has a delicious flavor and no added sugar.
- Baguette– I like a crusty French baguette, but you can also ciabatta or a sourdough baguette. Any kind of bread with a hearty, chewy crust will be perfect!
- Olive Oil– Drizzling a little olive oil on the baguette helps create a deliciously crispy baguette that isn’t too dry.
Tips for Making Goat Cheese Dip
- Be sure to use a log of goat cheese, not goat cheese crumbles. Crumbled or shredded cheeses usually have anti-caking agents to keep the cheese from sticking together, which can alter the texture of this dish.
- Use a small, oven-safe dish. Mine is about 3 inches by 6 inches, which is the perfect size for a small log of goat cheese. Most Pyrex glass storage containers are oven-safe. Just be sure to check the bottom of the container to be sure.
- I like to use a crusty baguette or a sourdough loaf, but you can also use ciabatta bread or Italian bread. To make this recipe gluten-free, simply serve it with a gluten-free baguette or gluten-free crackers.
How to Store Leftovers
If you have leftover dip, let it cool slightly then store in the fridge in an airtight container. To reheat, you can microwave it or reheat it in the oven. I do not recommend freezing leftover dip. Leftover bread can be stored in the freezer. To reheat, bake in the oven at 325 degrees until warm, or place the slices in a toaster oven and toast until warm.
More Goat Cheese Recipes
- Tomato Goat Cheese Pasta
- Goat Cheese Flatbread
- Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions
- 5 Ingredient Goat Cheese Pasta
- Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad
This baked goat cheese appetizer is incredibly easy but it’s so delicious. Try it for a quick party dish!
- 1 small baguette, sliced into 1” thick slices
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4oz goat cheese
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Drizzle the olive oil over the baguette slices.
- Spread the slices onto a baking sheet in a single layer, then set aside.
- In a small oven-safe dish, add about ⅔ of the sauce.
- Place the goat cheese in the middle of the dish and cover with remaining sauce.
- Put the goat cheese in the preheated oven and set a timer for 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes, add the baguette slices to the oven and bake the cheese and baguette for another 10 minutes or until the bread is lightly brown.
- Carefully remove from oven and let the cheese cool slightly before serving.
- You can spoon the cheese mixture over the bread or dunk the bread into the dish.
Note: If you have an olive oil spray, you can spray the bread lightly for an even coating.
Be sure to use a log of goat cheese and not crumbled goat cheese.
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